WCLS Phase 2 Service Schedule

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PLEASE NOTE: During Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) staff are ready to go with a safe phased approach to services. Although we are unable to open library buildings to the public, we are offering curbside pickup of library materials. Our extensive digital collection is also available.

Log In or Sign Up
with your library card number and PIN
to reserve items online for curbside pickup.
(Watch video to learn how and for more info.)


What library services are available now?


Branch book returns are open

  • You may return library materials to book returns at the branches. See table below for hours. Drive-up and community-based book returns remain closed. We are unable to accept book donations at this time.
  • To ensure we can safely manage the return of items on loan, book returns will be open during library hours only. Books will be quarantined before staff return them to circulation.
  • Overdue fines were eliminated earlier this year.

Curbside pick up is available now

  • Curbside pickup is available at each branch. See instructions and how-to videos below.
    • Need help choosing books, DVDs, or other library materials? Call your branch or our main number, (360) 305-3600. We’ll talk about your interests and create a to-go bag just for you. Please allow 24 hours for fulfillment.
  • Watch our Curbside Pickup How-To videos here.
    Every library is different, so find your library’s video in our playlist.


How will curbside pick up work?


Curbside services are completely “no contact” — at no point will you physically interact with the library staff helping you. Other Phase 2 steps we are taking for the safety of staff and patrons include:

  • Library staff will wear cloth face masks, and we encourage you to do so, too.
  • Library staff will frequently wash our hands.
  • Books will be packaged in a paper bag to streamline handling. All library materials have been quarantined before they are distributed to patrons.
  • All materials processing areas will be regularly disinfected.
  • Staff have completed safe work practice training.

We’re excited to begin this phased return of in-person services. For information about online library resources, visit wcls.org/info. Questions? Call us at (360) 305-3600.

Holds pickup directions
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Book Return Schedules

Books may be returned to all branches.
At this time, remote book returns are not available.
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BranchDay
BlaineMon-Thur: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Book Returns
Deming Anytime 24/7
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EversonAnytime 24/7
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FerndaleAnytime 24/7
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IslandAnytime 24/7
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LyndenAnytime 24/7
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North ForkAnytime 24/7
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NW Drive
Library Express
Anytime 24/7
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Point RobertsAnytime 24/7
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So. WhatcomMon: No Book Returns
Tues-Wed: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Thurs-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Book Returns
SumasMon: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tues: No Book Returns
Wed: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thurs: No Book Returns
Fri: No Book Returns
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Book Returns
Mobile Services/
Bookmobile
Beginning June 11
Glenhaven: Mondays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Birch Bay: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wickersham: Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lake Samish: Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Curbside Holds Pick Up Schedules

To schedule an appointment, call your library directly or call our main phone number (360-305-3600) Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm.
BranchDayPhone
BlaineMon-Thur: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3637
Deming Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-592-2422
EversonMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-966-5100
FerndaleMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-384-3647
IslandMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wed: No Holds Pickup
Thurs: 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3597
LyndenMon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-354-4883
North ForkMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-599-2020
NW Drive
Library Express
No Library Express access
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat-Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-305-3600
Point RobertsNo Library Express access
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Tues 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed and Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
360-305-3642
So. WhatcomMon: No Holds Pickup
Tues-Fri: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
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360-305-3632
SumasMon: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tues: No Holds Pickup
Wed: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thurs: No Holds Pickup
Fri: No Holds Pickup
Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun: No Holds Pickup
360-988-2501
Mobile Services/
Bookmobile
Beginning June 11
Glenhaven: Mondays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Birch Bay: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Wickersham: Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Lake Samish: Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
360-305-3599

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Log In or Sign Up with your library card number and PIN to reserve items online
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